Feb 28, 2024  

Theology and Religious Studies - Teaching Track, B.A.

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The Teaching track of the Theology and Religious Studies major is available for students interested in the prospect of teaching theology at the high school level, to prepare them to address the content of their teaching field more effectively.

To find which courses will fulfill Rockhurst core requirements, search the Course Schedule by “Attribute Type” to locate courses in the current and upcoming semester that fulfill specific core requirements. The Course Schedule is located on the Rockhurst Registrar’s webpage at www.rockhurst/registrar.

The Teaching track consists of 27 upper-level hours after the completion of the Level I TH requirement, in addition to requiring 6 hours of one foreign language.

The 27 credit hour requirement is built around course selections within 5 distinct course clusters designed thematically.

Lower division course requirements:

Students must complete just one from the following list of foundation courses:

Upper division requirements:

After completing the foundation course, students will complete 27 upper division credit hours to earn the Theology & Religious Studies Teaching track major. A grade of “C” or better is required in each course. The 27 credit hours will be completed by taking the minimum required in the following five course clusters:

Group E:

Select 1 course from the following list:

1 Elective

Select 1 elective from any course listed above not taken, or 1 of the following:

Also Required:

The following is also required for students pursuing either track of the Theology and Religious Studies major:

Students must complete two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English.

In either case the language courses must  be taken for college-level credit. [Neither College Level Examination Program (CLEP) nor Advanced Placement (AP) exams fulfill this requirement.] A grade of C or better is required in each upper division course of the major. (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

An additional 12 credit hours of related upper division courses are also required, to be chosen with the guidance of the major advisor. These 12 hours of related course work must pertain directly to the major concentration. Selected courses in history, philosophy, or other disciplines approved by the major advisor, constitute related course work.

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